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It is the Client's responsibility to work directly with a physician. Clients understand that these sessions should not be construed as a substitute for medical examinations, diagnoses, or treatments and that a medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment of which they are aware. Clients agree to keep Megan Malan of Safe and Sound Wellness updated as to any changes in medical profile, and understand that there shall be no liability on her part should Client fail to do so. Clients will state all known medical conditions and answer all questions honestly.
Clients understand that the information collected by Safe and Sound Wellness will be used for evaluation purposes and for the design, implementation, progression, and maintenance for individual sessions only. Clients further understand that all such information is confidential and will not be shared with anyone without my prior written authorization, except in the case of a medical emergency or to the minimum extent necessary to achieve a safe and effective health program.
Due to the nature of our sessions, please be clean, and wear comfortable clothes. Being unprepared may result in a shortened session or possible cancellation of the session if more than fifteen (15) minutes late. If Clients anticipate running late, please contact Megan as soon as possible at (951) 494-0090.
Client may refuse or stop any massage modality or technique for any reason. It is Client's responsibility to notify Megan of any discomfort or pain arising from or during session, as well as any and all other known limitations or experiences so that she may modify and adapt.
Twenty-four (24) hour cancellation notice, by phone or text at (951) 494-0090, is required for rescheduling or cancelling a session without a cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than twenty-four (24) hours notice will result in forfeiture of the session without refund. If Megan must cancel a session, she will do so, by phone, with at least twenty-four (24) hours notice or client will receive a complimentary session for their inconvenience. This complimentary session must be used within thirty (30) days of the date of the cancelled session. After thirty (30) days, the complimentary session expires.
Covid Protocol for any and all in-person appointments, regardless of vaccination status:
Clients are required to cancel session immediately if they have tested positive for Covid-19 or believe they may have had Covid-19 but were not tested, or if they develop any of the following symptoms:
If Clients test positive for Covid-19 or believe they may have had Covid-19 but were not tested, they will return for sessions only when:
Any intentional violation of Covid protocol is subject to immediate ending of the session, and the forfeiture of all future sessions with no refund.
It depends on the techniques used. Megan may use a form of Swedish massage as a baseline for beginning your session to help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension. As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension.
Often, a light oil or lotion is used to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin.
You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when we work together to create space and relieve muscle tension.
There are numerous types of massage and bodywork; various techniques utilize different strokes, including basic rubbing strokes, rocking movement, and compressions. I also offer posture and movement re-education, including "sleep ergonomics" where I instruct you on how to lay properly to allow your spine and hips to remain aligned while lying down.
For more information about some of the bodywork techniques I offer, please see the Services tab here:
Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.
Yes. It's imperative that, before you begin your session, the practitioner asks general health questions. It is very important that you inform the practitioner of any health problems or medications you are taking. If you are under a doctor's care, it is strongly advised that you receive a written recommendation for massage or bodywork prior to any session. Your practitioner may require a recommendation or approval from your doctor.
Prior to the massage, feel free to ask Megan any questions about the technique or the upcoming session. During the massage, make yourself comfortable. Megan will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm). Many people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. If you have any questions regarding the session or about the particular technique you are receiving, please ask!
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience freedom from long-term aches and pains developed from tension, repetitive activity, injury, or trauma. After an initial period of feeling slowed down, people often experience increased energy, heightened awareness, and greater productivity which can last for days.
The average full-body massage or bodywork session lasts approximately one hour. A half-hour appointment only allows time for a partial massage session, such as neck and shoulders, back or legs and feet. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation.
You and Megan will discuss the desired outcome of your session. This will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, face, and abdomen. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female). If you do not want to be touched in any region of your body, please say so at any time.
You will be properly draped under a sheet at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear. You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped under a sheet during the entire session.
No. Megan will leave the room to wash her hands and arms while you undress, relax onto the table, and cover yourself with a clean sheet.
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